Like many filmmakers, director Peter Berg has actors who he likes to work and collaborate with movie after movie. Martin Scorsese has Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino has Samuel L. Jackson and Peter Berg has Mark Wahlberg. The actor-director duo has teamed on Deepwater Horizon, Mile 22, Lone Survivor and Patriots Day, and this yr they crew up as soon as extra for the brand new Netflix movie Spenser Confidential. And regardless of their nice working relationship, Peter Berg loves how typically Mark Wahlberg will get his butt kicked within the new film.
Spenser Confidential relies on a collection of detective novels created by Robert B. Parker and later written by Ace Atkins. It tells the story of Mark Wahlberg’s ex-cop and felon, Spenser, who groups up with an MMA fighter, performed by Black Panther’s Winston Duke, in an effort to resolve a homicide. But like all nice cinematic crime-fighting duos, these two don’t all the time get alongside, as Peter Berg defined to USA Today:
Mark Wahlberg is likely to be the bodily imposing powerful man in a lot of his movie roles, but it surely sounds just like the shoe can be on the opposite foot in Spenser Confidential. Winston Duke is a a lot larger man than Mark Wahlberg, and his character within the Netflix Original can be an MMA fighter. So the acrimonious relationship between Spenser and Hawk will most likely be fairly one-sided if it turns bodily.
It seems like that’s precisely what occurs too. Peter Berg received fairly the kick out of seeing his main man on the receiving finish of some beatings, which apparently allowed Mark Wahlberg to make use of his comedic abilities. Peter Berg mentioned:
It sounds prefer it. Maybe that ought to be Netflix’s pitch for Spenser Confidential: “Come for the action and the comedy, stay to see Mark Wahlberg get repeatedly beat up.” Whether Mark Wahlberg’s Spenser can be getting beat up by Winston Duke’s Hawk, the dangerous guys or each is unclear. I believe he’ll be getting it from nearly everybody, at the very least till he and his unlikely roommate formally turn out to be finest pals.
Although the 2 will begin off as an odd couple deliver compelled collectively, identical to Carter & Lee and Riggs & Murtaugh earlier than them, it seems like Spenser and Hawk will ultimately turn out to be a crew. It seems to be like the 2 are working collectively in one of many first stills from Spenser Confidential, which you’ll be able to see under.
If Winston Duke and Mark Wahlberg have the sort of chemistry that Mark Wahlberg had with Will Ferrell in The Other Guys, Spenser Confidential could possibly be an actual winner for Netflix. In addition to the duo, Spenser Confidential additionally stars Colleen Camp, Alan Arkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Post Malone, Iliza Shlesinger and Marc Maron.
Spenser Confidential arrives on Netflix on March 6, and it’s simply one of many many films the streamer has deliberate for 2020. To see what’s headed to theaters this yr, take a look at our 2020 Release Schedule.